11/18/19: James 1:19 -2:17; Psalm 117:1-2; Proverbs 28:1

hypocrite:  A hypocrite preaches one thing, and does another. You’re a hypocrite if you criticize other people for wearing fur, but pull out your big mink jacket as soon as it gets cold. The word hypocrite is rooted in the Greek word hypokrites, which means “stage actor, pretender, dissembler.” So think of a hypocrite as a person who pretends to be a certain way, but really acts and believes the total opposite. Hypocrites usually talk a big talk but fail to follow their own rules — like an outspoken vegetarian who secretly eats bacon. — from Vocabulary.com

Among the advice for daily living that the inspired Word of God provides via James is another more haunting example:

James 1:  22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

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